ESPN MMA reporter Ariel Helwani talks about Daniel Cormier testing positive for COVID-19 six weeks prior to his fight against Stipe Miocic in UFC 252, why the organisation didn’t release this information, whether Miocic was aware of the infection, and to preview this weekend’s card, headlined by Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley.
VANCOUVER — While the Montreal Impact would have loved a chance to defend their Canadian Championship, coach Thierry Henry says what the club really wanted on Wednesday was points in the Major League Soccer standings.
Instead, the team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
“We wanted three points for the league. I’ve been saying since the beginning (of the Canadian Championship tournament), we wanted three points for the league. Whatever was going to happen was going to happen. That’s it,” Henry said.
Montreal needed a win in order to top the table in the round-robin portion of the
Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick.
Reid told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Panthers released him in March. The 28-year-old safety had 130 tackles, four sacks, six passes defended, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 2019. The tackles and sacks are the most by a Panthers safety in one season.
Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously.
James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all 100 ballots, joining Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo as the only unanimous first-team selections this season.
Joining them on the first team: Houston guard James Harden, Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who got the nod in just his second season in the NBA — becoming the first player
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — His first trip to America for his first major championship came a lot sooner than Sami Valimaki would have imagined, and it didn’t take long for him to realize he was in a world far removed from a freezing forest in Finland.
Winged Foot was unlike any course he had ever seen, the fairways lined by trees and framed by rough that covered the tops of his shoes. The greens have moguls that would be ideal for skateboards if the U.S. Open wasn’t being held this week.
And then the 22-year-old Finn had another eye-opener.
Danyelle Wolf made her professional mixed martial arts debut on Dana White’s Contender Series and the amateur boxing champion won a unanimous decision over the previously undefeated Taneisha Tennant.
Wolf’s victory earned her a UFC contract, the organization’s president Dana White announced Tuesday night.
“I’m gonna give her a shot,” White told reporters at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas following the event. “I mean, she’s got like 43 professional fights. It’s not like she can’t fight. It’s not like she’s never been there before. … Listen, I’ve given people with much less skill shots, so I think she deserves
NASHVILLE — IndyCar plans to return to Nashville next year on an urban street course that will be a three-day festival of sound and speed that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix.
The Music City Grand Prix is scheduled for Aug. 6-8 on a temporary circuit. The 2.17-mile course will race across the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville and back.
The 11-turn course will cross the Cumberland River, making it a rare racing event that crosses a body of water. It is the first new street course added to the IndyCar schedule since 2013 and